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"Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?"

Should newspapers actually insist on facts, instead of fake-balance, "Scientists claim the world is round, but skeptics insist it's flat," BS? Is this really a question?

The New York Times

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flameamongcoals
Jan. 22nd, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
The New York Times established themselves as a force against yellow journalism, something that predated them and thrives today. It's not surprising that they pose the question, but it is sad that yellow journalism is so prevalent that a newspaper exists in specific opposition to it.
siege
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Our fourth estate is already down to third-world standards. The question is whether they want attention or respect. With respect comes the ability to command higher prices; with attention comes the ability to sell more copies.

But if all you're doing is screaming for attention, there are a lot cheaper and easier babies out there to be fed. You end up competing with the Weekly World News, a miserably cheap publication that knowingly distributes fake news as if it were real.
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